Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pushing preflight upstream

The responsibility for preflighting a job prior to printing has been for a long time the aegis of the prepress professional. It is logical that preflight should be carried out in the prepress department as a job makes its way … Continue reading

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An Ode of Hatred for the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5

An update on this post: Phil Bradon, a product marketing manager for Pocket Wizard, contacted me and has arranged for me to try the new Pocket Wizard Plus III transceivers to see if they will solve my problems with triggering … Continue reading

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An adventure in Lego photo mosaics

I am the father of a 25 year old young man who, when he was in his pre-teen years, was a championship Lego brick builder. Several times he won local Lego competitions, and his life seemed for several years to … Continue reading

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Stargazing with the San Luis Obispo Astronomical Society

I was standing on a hilltop called Star Hill late last night, advancing my panoramic camera mount and pushing the remote shutter button. My camera was aimed into the night sky, with the foreground in each shot. Every frame was … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what a fake mustache will do for an old guy!

I attended a party last night called The Great Catsby, a fund-raiser for the local animal shelter. The theme was, obviously, 1920s. I had decided a few weeks earlier to go as a press photographer, armed with my trusty 1939 … Continue reading

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VueScan and the CoolScan make a great friendship!

A few weeks ago I put on my Curmudgeon hat and griped about the fact that Nikon no longer supports the software on its wonderful CoolScan scanners. And, I lamented the fact that I would have to purchase new software … Continue reading

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Sitting for a Ken Christiansen portrait

Los Osos, California artist Ken Christiansen is a wonderful impressionist landscape painter. His works are prized by locals, and praised by art collectors worldwide. I have always wanted one, but have not yet made the decision to purchase a painting … Continue reading

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